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Unread 06-07-2010, 08:22 AM   #1
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How capable is a stock overland offroad?

Just wondering? I would love to take mine offroad once in a while but i really want to keep it mint and dont want to do damage to it.

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Unread 06-07-2010, 08:56 AM   #2
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Very capable, the sliders and skids work great and they LSDs work like a champ with stock tires. it should work be a champ as long as you don't go to crazy. i did some hard stuff with my when it was stock with bald tires. Get some ATs and you'll be set
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Unread 06-07-2010, 10:16 AM   #3
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If you go offroad....chances are you will damage something...either get a scratch on it from a limb, a few scratches from some rocks on your wheels, a few scuffs on your slide rails...but the biggest thing on these WJ's are the low Front bumpers. It rally seems to get hit abit if your line is not perfect or if you slide off of an obstacle. Just put a little money back that way if you break something you can upgrade it or get a set of factory JK wheels and put them on to offroad with so you can keep your factory wheels nice.

Also, go with a group or join a club so you have experienced people helping you out. Good Luck
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Unread 06-07-2010, 04:37 PM   #4
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Mine is completely stock and I've driven it on some pretty interesting trails to say the least but I've never had any problems, just scratched the paint up but hey it happens. Just be smart about it, I wouldn't take it rock crawling or submerge it in the huge mud pits and all that crazy stuff, I just stick with the trails and it's very capable.
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Unread 06-07-2010, 05:25 PM   #5
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I'll second that, shallow mud, and just make sure your tires are decent!
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Unread 06-07-2010, 06:38 PM   #6
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Yea im just wondering about trails and stream crossing. Nothing to insane. Its my daily driver and i want to keep it nice for the time being.
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Unread 06-07-2010, 06:57 PM   #7
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Unread 06-07-2010, 08:05 PM   #8
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buy a beater for off roading... that is just way too nice, how i wish i had a 4.7 HO.
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Unread 06-07-2010, 09:10 PM   #9
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at least you have front tow hooks if needed to be pulled out.
if you have a hitch just [pick up a D-ring that goes in the hitch

do you have the UP country suspension package on yours with the skids?

check to see any trails around you are rated 1-3 if you just want to drive around and not go nuts
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Unread 06-07-2010, 09:14 PM   #10
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the mud flap removal mod would greatly help your chances offroad, and getting a chick in the sack
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Unread 06-07-2010, 09:55 PM   #11
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It's truely freaky to see someone else with the same jeep...... It's a 2002? Because you have different rims then I do...
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the mud flap removal mod would greatly help your chances offroad, and getting a chick in the sack
What are you talking about. I though chicks looked for guys who had mud flaps.
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Unread 06-08-2010, 05:32 AM   #13
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It's truely freaky to see someone else with the same jeep...... It's a 2002? Because you have different rims then I do...
Yea. Maybe the rims were an option? Im not sure. I have seen some 02's with the Chrome wheels.
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What are you talking about. I though chicks looked for guys who had mud flaps.
Im not gonna touch that one.
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Unread 06-08-2010, 05:34 AM   #15
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the mud flap removal mod would greatly help your chances offroad, and getting a chick in the sack
I agree it would be better for offroad. My wife may not like the other chicks in the sack though. LOL
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